M224 and Family

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Glenham
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M224 and Family

Post by Glenham » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:37 am

While my DNA is not in this group, it is a group that has considerable interest for me. I did sponsor one of its members, Noah Morrison, M224, who are descendants of John Morrison (d. 1849) who is buried in Walton Co. Fla.
Murdock Morrison, a son of John, appears in the 1850 Census for Washington Co. Fl., is 60 years old, and says he was "born at sea".
Name Age
Murdock Morrison 60
Sarah Morrison 57 Born in NC
John Morrison 21 Born in SC
Sarah Morrison 18 Born in SC
Malcolm Morrison 15 Born in Alabama (I would bet in Barbour or Pike county, but have no evidence!)
Murdock's mother was Catherine McCaskill and the couple emigrated from the isle of Skye per family historians. I think he is the Murdock Morison, age 16-44 who can be found in the 1820 Census in Chesterfield Co., SC.

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Re: M224 and Family

Post by jmorr806 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:59 am

From John Morrison: I am M223 my family settled in Pike County AL in the 1830s.

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Re: M224 and Family

Post by jmorr806 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:03 pm

M223 again ..
As to your statement:
I think he is the Murdock Morison, age 16-44 who can be found in the 1820 Census in Chesterfield Co., SC.

My gggf John Morrison was born in 1820, likely Chesterfield District SC (a newspaper article says Chester District, but I have reason to believe Chesterfield is more likely).
John

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Re: M224 and Family

Post by Glenham » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:52 am

I did get by Clayton Library (Houston) to see what they had on Kershaw County, SC. I had previously mentioned it might be worth looking at since it bordered on Chesterfield Co. All I found was indexes of records but some we will need to look into, probably at the state archives in Columbus.
For example, Kenneth Morrison administered the estate of John Morrison there in 1806 (Apt. 46, box #1624). Matthew Morrison's estate was administered by Hugh and Agnes McDonald in 1799. (apt. 46, box# 1625). In the land deed indexes, Kenneth and Norman Morrison both had entries in 1807 in the Grantees Index and John Morrison had an entry in the same index in 1816. In the Grantor index there were entries for john Morrison in 1817 and several entries for Margaret Morrison in 1818.
I can give Book and Page for these entries if needed. I think just the presence of these names there is worth noting and it sure makes you want to know more about them.

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